Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging and Equity
Thank you for your interest in NYU Tel Aviv’s diversity efforts. NYU Tel Aviv is committed IDBE. To learn more about our unique and site-specific opportunities and resources such as our IDBE Liaison, IDBE Council, Breathing Room, Religious and Spiritual resources, please continue reading.
Ilana Goldberg is the internship coordinator for NYUTA and teaches the Internship Seminar and Experiential Learning course, which complements students’ internship or community placement. Ilana has a Ph.D in Anthropology from Bar Ilan University and an M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from NYU. As an undergraduate she studied Bible and Assyriology at the Hebrew University. Outside of academia, Ilana has spent considerable time in the trenches of the non-profit world: she has worked as a project manager in the field of environmental education and leadership development; with at-risk youth in urban café; and with psychiatric patients in a therapeutic community. She is also an independent translator, currently working on the translation of a scholarly work on medieval Hebrew manuscripts.
When not scouring the horizon for new internship opportunities, Ilana enjoys hiking, biking, doing alchemy with legumes, vegetables and spices in non-reactive pots, and feeding a family of six.
Global Equity Fellow
Mia Foucek, NYU Tel Aviv
Mia Foucek is a rising junior majoring in Global Liberal Studies with a concentration in Law, Ethics, and Religion. Mia will be spending the 2018-2019 academic year at NYU Tel Aviv and conducting research for her senior thesis project. Mia plans to narrow my focus on Israeli start-up culture, specifically female-led entrepreneurship. She just completed an internship at a non-profit law firm that advocates for and legally assists victims of domestic violence. In Mia's spare time, she enjoys running, playing tennis, and watching the NY Yankees. Mia is excited to represent the Global Equity Fellowship while at NYU Tel Aviv.
Get Involved with IDBE Programming
NYU Tel Aviv IDBE Council
NYU Tel Aviv’s DEI Council is a formal action-oriented body based comprised of the Site Director, student life representatives, lecturer representatives, and students. The primary purpose of this committee is to advance diversity and inclusion efforts at NYU Tel Aviv.
NYU Tel Aviv Prayer and Meditation Space
NYU Tel Aviv’s prayer and meditation space is open to all students, staff, and lecturers with varying spiritual and/or personal practices.
"Breathing Room" at NYU Tel Aviv
NYU Tel Aviv plans to have a space for conversation regarding salient social issues. Students will lead these conversations focused on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Diversity-Related Course Offerings
For a full list of courses offered at NYU Tel Aviv please see the courses website.
- Queering the Middle East
- Crossroads of Empires and Conflicts: Jaffa and Tel Aviv in Modernity
- Topics in Middle East Politics: Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
- Comparative Radical Politics
- Religion, Pol & State in Comparative Perspective
- Israeli Cinema